The Best States to Work in Social Media

Over the last few years, the number of people using social media has risen dramatically. LinkedIn, for example, has over 900 million members, while Facebook has roughly 2.98 billion monthly active users and TikTok has over 1.3 billion monthly active users. With such a vast user base, there is an ever-growing list of in-demand careers in social media.

In fact, according to a recent report, there has been an astonishing 1357% increase in social media positions listed on the platform since 2010, which shows an even more rapid growth over the past decade.

Social media salaries vary depending on a number of different factors, including experience, whether you work for an agency, a private company, or you’re self-employed, your position and role with the company and of course the location. No matter where you’re at, though, the salary is a good one, with an average base salary for a social media specialist at $46,824.

Whether you’re looking for a paid internship, an entry-level job, or a managerial position, it’s important to consider the top locations when it comes to a career in social media. That’s why we’ve taken a look at the number of social media job openings across each state to find out where they are in hot demand, as well as revealing the highest paying city in each state for social media specialists.

An infographic showing the best US states for social media professionals to work and live.


This article has highlighted the best locations for social media professionals to work, although which role is right for you? Check out our top social media jobs article to help you decide!

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